Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Research article
04 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 04 Jun 2019

Atmospheric evolution of molecular-weight-separated brown carbon from biomass burning

Jenny P. S. Wong, Maria Tsagkaraki, Irini Tsiodra, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Kalliopi Violaki, Maria Kanakidou, Jean Sciare, Athanasios Nenes, and Rodney J. Weber


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AR by Jenny Pui Shan Wong on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Mar 2019) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
ED: Publish as is (03 Apr 2019) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
Short summary
Biomass burning is a major source of light-absorbing organic species in atmospheric aerosols, and it can play an important role in climate and atmospheric chemistry. Through a combination of laboratory experiments and field observations, this work demonstrated that the light absorption properties of aged biomass burning organic aerosols are dominated by high-molecular-weight compounds. In addition, we found that total hydrated sugars may be a robust tracer for aged biomass burning aerosols.
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